Lilly Rockwell: Tech Capital

AMD’s shares soar as company shows more signs of a turnaround

The verdict is in: A business turnaround strategy first developed years ago is working for Advanced Micro Devices.  AMD on Tuesday reported that thanks to healthy sales of its new graphics and computer processors, its for the second quarter sales...

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Austin losing coding school, as Iron Yard says it’s closing its doors

National coding school Iron Yard said Thursday that it will shut down all of its operations, including its Austin campus. In a statement posted on its website, Iron Yard said that “the industry as a whole is still young and its leaders face the challenge...

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IBM: We will reconsider our commitment to Texas if a bathroom bill passes

The Texas Legislature is once again gathering in Austin, this time for a special session. One of the most controversial topics is the so-called “bathroom bills,” which regulate which restrooms transgender people can use.  Tech companies have come...

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Austin tech industry gears up to fight the bathroom bill

Austin’s tech industry is preparing to battle the Texas Legislature during its upcoming special session over bills that require transgender people use certain bathrooms, saying such proposals would make it difficult to recruit and retain talent in...

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Launching in Austin: Buy and sell cars through your smartphone

Want to sell your car? Just take a picture.  That’s the promise from a new app from Denver-based Blinker,  which allows users to buy or sell a car using their smartphone.  Blinker handles everything, from providing estimated values to financing purchases...

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Take the 512tech Tech Industry Survey

Hey, tech people. We want to know more about you. For the second year in a row, we are conducting a major survey of Austin’s tech industry. Our goal is to gather demographic and salary data on Austin’s tech industry, one of the fastest-growing and...

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What does a tech industry analyst do, anyway? Take an inside at one of these little-known industry influencers

Imagine a job where the latest tech devices and gadgets arrive at your doorstep — for free. You regularly fly to cities like London, Las Vegas and San Francisco, where half the time your hotel room is paid for by tech companies and so is the food...

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3M reaches deal to sell its 156-acre Austin campus

Materials company 3M told its employees on Wednesday that it has reached a deal to sell its Austin campus and that employees will be moved to a new building off Parmer Lane in Northeast Austin.  Austin-based World Class Capital, a private investment...

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Can AMD compete with Intel? AMD’s stock soars as it jumps back into profitable chip server market

Standing on a stage at Austin’s Long Center for the Performing Arts,  Lisa Su beamed down at the invite-only audience as she announced the long-awaited news that Advanced Micro Devices was elbowing its way back into the profitable server business...

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